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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and/or you must meet the required educational requirements. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience or education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower grade level as described in the Job Opportunities Announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
  • I have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have an LL.M., related to the position requirements.
  • I have a combination of specialized experience and education which qualifies me at this level.
  • I do not meet or exceed the one year of specialized experience as described in the Job Opportunities Announcement and/or I do not meet any of the education requirements as stated above.
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted others in collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information.
  • I have experience independently collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information.
  • I have extensive experience collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information.
  • None of the above.
3 From the list below, select the one that best describes your experience in developing intelligence reports and assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted research using open sources and databases
  • Conducted research using intelligence community reports, products, sources and databases
  • Completed a short report on an intelligence issue
  • Completed a major study on an intelligence issue
  • Participated as a subject matter expert in an inter-agency working group studying an issue
  • None of the above
4 Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge of law enforcement intelligence issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have general knowledge of law enforcement intelligence issues and some knowledge of the techniques and principles of intelligence research.
  • I have detailed knowledge of the basic technical or operational aspects of intelligence and a good knowledge of programs and enforcement activities.
  • I have comprehensive knowledge of the technical or operational aspects of intelligence, and extensive knowledge of programs and enforcement activities.
  • None of the above.
5 From the list of intelligence methods, please identify all you have routinely and successfully applied at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Created maps, charts, and diagrams for analysis.
  • Identified threats and risks, described trends and patterns of violent crime, developed conclusions and made recommendations.
  • Made recommendations to law enforcement based on firearms traces and ballistics analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience relating to gangs, violent crime, firearms trafficking or other elements critical to the mission.
  • Demonstrated experience in the intelligence cycle and the proper use of analytical tools and various law enforcement tools and databases (e.g. NCIC, IAFIS, Gangnet,etc.).
  • Created and provided intelligence products to the law enforcement community.
  • Served as an intelligence advocate or liaison to develop relationships to keep abreast of the current workings of the intelligence and law enforcement community.
  • Collected intelligence utilizing a variety of sources, per investigation requirements (e.g., geospatial intelligence such as mapping, GPS waypoints; human intelligence from debriefs, gang association meetings; communications intelligence such as PenLink, pen register, toll analysis, and other forms of electronic media exploitation, such as email, text, etc ; and open source intelligence from media, social media, gaming.
  • Initiated, created, and conducted intelligence presentations and briefings for conferences, or State/local police departments.
  • None of the above
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and modifying maps, charts, and diagrams for law enforcement analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted others in developing and modifying maps, charts, and diagrams for law enforcement analysis.
  • I have experience independently developing and modifying maps, charts, and diagrams for law enforcement analysis.
  • I have extensive experience independently developing and modifying maps, charts, and diagrams for law enforcement analysis.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list below, select the analytical tools and techniques you have moderate experience using. Answer to this question is required
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • Charts
  • Graphs
  • Visual Investigative analysis
  • Statistical software
  • Databases management software (e.g., Access)
  • Graphics or presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Other
  • None of the Above
8 Check all the statements that describe your role in preparing analytical intelligence reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided input to colleagues who develop various analytical intelligence reports.
  • I have worked with a team to plan, research, and conduct analysis for a wide range of analytical intelligence reports.
  • I have routinely and independently drafted multiple, complex intelligence reports that contain original analysis, conclusions and recommendations.
  • None of the above
9 I have validated sources and information derived from cooperating witnesses, assets, and confidential informants and prepared reviews of validation efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 From the choices below, check the law enforcement databases you have used to perform complex record searches and prepare intelligence reports and abstracts. Answer to this question is required
  • Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS)
  • NFOCIS (NSPECT/NFORCE) or any agency case management system
  • BATS (Bomb Arson Tracking Systems)
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  • National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS)
  • National Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Information System (NADDIS)
  • ACCURINT or other similar public assess systems
  • Public record access databases
  • State or local Criminal Justice Systems databases Tribal and Military
  • Others classified Systems
  • None of the above
11 Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge of intelligence databases and computer applications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience using intelligence databases and intelligence computer applications to perform analytical tasks and data searches,
  • I have maintained computerized intelligence databases to meet the specific needs of the division and to generate statistical and relational reports,
  • I have participated in the design of intelligence database applications to be used as investigative/intelligence tools.
  • I have experience using computer systems to plan and develop intelligence collection programs and procedures.
12 Which of the following intelligence tools have you used to conduct analyses, gather intelligence, and prepare reports in support of investigations: Answer to this question is required
  • i2 Analyst Notebook
  • Penlink
  • Semantic/Palantir
  • ArcGis or other GEOINT software
  • Gang
  • None of the above
13 Choose the statement that best describes your ability to plan and develop intelligence collection programs and procedures in the form of computerized intelligence databases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
14 Check all the statements that describe your communication skills in dealing with intelligence issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and presented intelligence briefings at meetings or conferences.
  • I have presented information and/or persuasive statements on intelligence issues to varied audiences.
  • I have routinely briefed high level officials on complex intelligence issues, injecting analytical judgments and additional information as needed.
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following statements best describes your experience preparing materials for intelligence presentations/publications that include charts and graphs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job, with supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by supervisor.
  • I have trained others in the preparation of intelligence charts and graphs.
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to provide information and guidance to supervisors and peers persuade others to consider recommendations you made, communicate controversial or abstract concepts clearly and effectively to members of the intelligence and/or law enforcement communities? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had formal and/or informal training in oral and written communication, visual information, persuading others to consider recommendations and defending my position, and expressing abstract concepts and facts clearly and effectively. However, I have not yet applied this knowledge or skill in work related situations.
  • I have demonstrated experience assisting others in writing intelligence reports and manuals, developing instructions for use by field collectors, and briefing superiors, policy-makers and interagency task forces on intelligence matters in my area of responsibility.
  • I have experience independently writing intelligence-related reports, manuals, or instructions for an assigned geographical area that served as part of a larger report or project or function for use by field collectors. I have experience speaking, briefing, or debriefing others outside of the immediate organization on Intelligence-related matters for an assigned geographical or functional area.
  • I have experience preparing comprehensive/authoritative written intelligence products that document research and analytical efforts, including projections, conclusions, and recommendations, I've provided consultative services for projects in interrelated geographical or functional fields to top-echelon intra/inter-agency planning/working groups, I have experience briefing superiors, policy-makers and interagency task forces on intelligence matters.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1

How do you wish to be considered for this position? PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE OPTIONS BELOW and choose the option for which you are eligible and wish to be considered.  You are required to provide sufficient documentation to validate your eligibility. YOU WILL BE ONLY CONSIDERED FOR THE OPTION you select and for which you have submitted the required documentation. (Select one).  However, if it’s determined that your selection may not afford you the best consideration, HR will make the final decision on how you will be considered.

Answer to this question is required
  • I am a Federal employee with competitive status or a reinstatement eligible. (Proof is required: a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent, as stated in the announcement.)
  • I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement. (Proof is required: a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, a separation notice or other appropriate documentation, as stated in the announcement.)
  • I am eligible for noncompetitive consideration since I’ve held, or currently hold, a permanent competitive service position in the federal government with equal or higher promotion potential as this position. (Proof is required: a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent, as stated in the announcement.)
  • I am applying under a Program that affords me noncompetitive eligibility. (Proof is required, as stated in the announcement.) OR I am applying as an individual with a disability. (Proof is required from a licensed medical professional, a vocational rehabilitation specialist, or from a U.S. territory agency that provides disability benefits, as stated in the announcement.)
  • I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.) (Proof is required: a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter, if applicable, as stated in the announcement.)
  • None of the above – None of the options above are applicable to me.
2 ATF employment is contingent upon a favorable adjudication (decision) of your background investigation. Your conduct and character must demonstrate suitability for the position for which you are applying. Unresolved matters may prevent completion of your background investigation or favorable adjudication of it. If ATF cannot complete your background investigation and adjudicate it, you will be removed from the hiring process. Are you willing to submit to the background investigation process? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 The Department of Justice requires that you provide proof that for 3 out of the last 5 years you have resided in the United States, worked for the United States in a foreign country in a Federal or U.S. military capacity for 3 out of the last 5 years, and/or been a dependent of a Federal or U.S. military employee in a foreign country for 3 out of the last 5 years. Are you able to provide sufficient documentation to meet this residency requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 How did you hear about this vacancy?
  • ATF Website
  • USAJOBS
  • ATF Office or Recruiter
  • Magazine Ad
  • Other (Recruitment event, Job/Career Fair, etc)
Please be sure to allow yourself adequate time to apply for this vacancy. We recommend that you review the questions for this announcement before you start the application process. The system will not save your responses unless you finish all of the questions for the specific grade level for which you are applying. If you wish to save your answers and return to your application at a later time, then you must respond to all of the questions for the specific grade level. HOW TO SAVE YOUR ANSWERS: CareerConnector only saves responses on a screen-by-screen basis. What does that mean? Each time you reach AND select a "Continue" or "Finish" button at the bottom of the page, the system saves the answers on that screen. All questions up to that button must have an answer, or an error message will be created. WHAT IF YOU EXIT THE APPLICATION AND DON'T ANSWER ALL OF THE QUESTIONS BEFORE THE "CONTINUE" OR "FINISH" BUTTON? Those answers on that screen will not be saved!! REMINDER - YOUR RESUME MUST BE ESTABLISHED IN YOUR ACCOUNT. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE IF YOU HAVE NOT SET UP YOUR RESUME IN YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU MUST ESTABLISH IT BEFORE THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES.
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5 Do any of your relatives work for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives? Include: father; mother; husband; wife; son; daughter; brother; sister; uncle; aunt; first cousin; nephew; niece; father-in-law; mother-in-law; son-in-law; daughter-in-law; brother-in-law; sister-in-law; stepfather; stepmother; stepson; stepdaughter; stepbrother; stepsister; half-brother; and half-sister. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No